Campbell Announces Inaugural Women's Lacrosse Recruits

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell University head coach Phil Schuman has announced the inaugural women's lacrosse recruiting class. The 11-member group will enroll at CU this fall in preparation for the program's first season, which starts in Feb. 2013.

"We are pleased to announce our first class of women's lacrosse players, the Class of 2016, at Campbell University! If you had asked me back in November if we could put together such a talented class, in such short order, I would have said no," said Schuman.

"These student-athletes have accepted the challenge of building the foundation of a new program and we are excited to have them on campus. We are bringing in the best junior college goalie in the country, another junior college All-American, and some talented high school seniors from up and down the east coast."

"We are excited to announce the addition of 4 more student athletes later this summer; as well as our Class of 2017 next fall," said Schuman. "Go Camels!"

In April 2011, the Campbell University Board of Trustees voted on and approved the addition of women's lacrosse as the 21st sport in CU's Division I athletics program. Coach Schuman spent the 2011-12 academic year recruiting student-athletes and preparing for the program's first varsity season in the spring of 2013.

The Big South Conference will have eight members to participate in women's lacrosse during the 2013 season – Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Davidson (associate), High Point, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian and Winthrop.

With eight members, the Big South is immediately eligible to apply for an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. The Big South is in the process of determining scheduling, championship format and award recognitions, among others, leading up to the inaugural 2013 campaign.

Catherine "Kaki" Armiger/Midfield-Defense/Hockessin, Del./St. Mark's
Scored 30 goals with 23 assists as a senior… Selected to play in Delaware Senior All-Star lacrosse game… Was named St. Marks Outstanding Female Athlete… Served as captain of lacrosse and swim teams… Named 2nd-team all-state in swimming.

Loren Day/Attack/Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown
US Lacrosse First-team All-America pick as a senior when she scored 58 goals and added 42 draw controls… First-team all-county and all-conference choice in senior campaign… Also named all-conference as a junior… Two-year team captain… Named team MVP and earned coaches award and sportsmanship award… Also named to Washington Post/Southern Maryland Extra First Team, 2010 US Lacrosse-DC Metro Team 1, in Women's National Tournament and to 2010 Under Armour Under Classmen-Washington, D.C. Team

Sierra Fox/Midfield-Defense/Raleigh, N.C./William G. Enloe
First-team all-conference choice as a senior when she scored 74 goals, had 19 assists, 19 ground balls and 99 draw controls... Second-team all-league selection as a junior… Three-time academic all-conference honoree (2009, 2011, 2012)… Named team captain and most outstanding player in 2012.

Cloey Henchcliffe/Attack-Midfield/Hyattsville, Md./Anne Arundel CC/Elizabeth Seton
Left Anne Arundel CC as the leading scorer in program history with 144 points… first-team JUCO All-American in 2011 when she scored 72 goals with 14 assists and was named offensive MVP of the region tournament… Led Anne Arundel to JUCO national runner-up finish in 2011 when she gained national all-tournament award and All-Maryland recognition… Scored 32 goals and 26 assists as a freshman in 2010 when she was named to the JUCO national all-tournament team.

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